Author: War Pictures from History

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Proud and steadfast defenders of Ukraine with their humans.

Imperial German MG-15 team. [Source: r/Batt…

Imperial German MG-15 team.

[Source: r/Battlefield_One]

#history #wwi #ww1 #guns

Bernard Montgomery awarding Konstantin Rokosso…

Bernard Montgomery awarding Konstantin Rokossovsky Knight Commander of the British Empire, Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany, 12 July, 1945. [Imperial War Museum] #history #ww2 #uk #ussr #soviet #1945 #july #war

🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿British fighter Ace Wing Cdr…

🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿British fighter Ace Wing Cdr Thomas “Ginger” Neil died on Wednesday evening (11 July), just three days before his 98th birthday. Neil flew Hurricanes with No 249 Squadron throughout the Battle of Britain.

A pre-war member of the RAFVR, he is credited with having destroyed more than 17 enemy aircraft, most of them during the Battle. He went on to see further action in Malta with No 249 Squadron.

Wing Cdr Neil returned to the UK to fly Spitfires over the Channel and elsewhere during 1943. Attached to the American 9th Air Force in 1944, he took part in the invasion of Normandy and remained with the USAAF until the Allies reached the German border. He later saw action in Burma.

After the war, Wing Cdr Neil spent four years as a service test pilot. He has flown more than 100 types of aircraft.

Wing Cdr Neil leaves three married sons, Terence, Patrick and Ian. His wife Eileen died in 2014. [Photo & Caption via The Battle of Britain Memorial] #history #wwii #ww2 #england #raf #uk #british

🇺🇸 Wieland Norris of Rolling Hills, Californ…

🇺🇸 Wieland Norris of Rolling Hills, California, who fell in 1970. Today would have been his birthday. He is the younger brother of legendary actor Chuck Norris. [Source: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund] #usa #army #america #nam #vietnamwar #1970 #chucknorris #history #war



When he was 6, his grandfather was shot dead.   

His family became refugees, in a warzone.   

He grew up to the sound of grenades exploding. 

Coaches said he was too weak and too shy to play football.

Today, Luka Modric just led Croatia its first ever World Cup final.

Tiger 142 of Heavy Panzer Battalion 501 in fro…

Tiger 142 of Heavy Panzer Battalion 501 in front of the Grand Theatre in Tunis on around the 27th November 1942.
This was one of the first Tigers to arrive in North Africa, and it appears it was sent into Tunis for propaganda purposes. This official German photograph was the first image of the new tank seen in Britain. It is fitted with the narrower transport tracks.
Other photos of this tank show that the 88mm gun did have a muzzle brake fitted. It was edited out of this photograph by the German censor.
[Photo & Caption via The Tank Museum / Facebook] #history #ww2 #tanks #war #tiger #tankmuseum

🇺🇸 A sign marking the approximate location w…

🇺🇸 A sign marking the approximate location where Maj. Gen. Reynolds, commanding I Corps, Army of the Potomac, was shot and killed by a Confederate sharpshooter on July 1, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg. [Library of Congress] #usa #usarmy #army#civilwar #history

The Battle of Mohács was one of the most conse…

The Battle of Mohács was one of the most consequential battles in Central European history. It was fought on 29 August 1526 near Mohács, Kingdom of Hungary, between the forces of the Kingdom of Hungary, led by Louis II, and those of the Ottoman Empire, led by Suleiman the Magnificent. The Ottoman victory led to the partition of Hungary for several centuries between the Ottoman Empire, the Habsburg Monarchy, and the Principality of Transylvania. Further, the death of Louis II as he fled the battle marked the end of the Jagiellonian dynasty in Hungary and Bohemia, whose dynastic claims passed to the House of Habsburg. The Battle of Mohács marked the end of the Middle Ages in Hungary. [Painting uncredited / Caption from Wikipedia] #history #medieval #war #hungary #middleages #ottoman #turks

🇺🇸 Marines of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 4th …

🇺🇸 Marines of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment take to the water as they move to join up with other elements of their battalion. Operation Hastings, Dong Ha, Vietnam. Hastings was launched #onthisday in 1966 and was successful in it’s objective to push NVA forces back across the DMZ. The US 3rd Marine Division supported by the ARVN 1st Infantry Division engaged the 324B NVA Division. The Marines had 126 men KIA, ARVN lost 21 KIA. NVA losses were estimated at 700 KIA, 17 captured. [Photo source: The National Archives / ID: NAID 532443] #history #vietnamwar #marines #usmc #nam #1966 #60s #usa #vietnam